COSTA MESA — The Los Angeles Times and Daily Pilot recently donated a share of the proceeds from the annual Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament to the city's after-school program.
The newspapers donated $750 to Recreation on Campus for Kids after School, or ROCKS, which was threatened by a recent round of city budget cuts.
Because the Pilot Cup is sponsored by the newspapers, the city and the school district, The Times and Daily Pilot donate a portion of the proceeds to a public cause after the tournament concludes.
"We are proud to serve the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa communities, and the Pilot Cup is a very special event that brings the community together, creating an often-absent sense of school spirit," said Scott Pompe, senior vice president of Advertising LATMG/general manager Times Community News. "We are committed to making it bigger and better for years to come, which can enable us to give financial proceeds back to the community."